After acquiring left-hander Wade Miley and right-hander Jonathan Aro from the Red Sox today in exchange for right-hander Carson Smith and left-hander Roenis Elias, Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto continues to stay busy.
According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the Mariners are in talks with the Brewers about a trade for Adam Lind. Seattle has an obvious need for a first baseman and Milwaukee is in rebuild-mode, so it’s a potential match on paper, but it’s unclear if Dipoto has the prospects to get a deal done.
Lind, 32, is coming off a solid season where he batted .277/.360/.460 with 20 home runs and 87 RBI over 149 games. He’s owed $8 million in 2016 before becoming a free agent, so he’s an attractive target for first base/DH-needy clubs.
LOS ANGELES — Giancarlo Stanton, Josh Donaldson, and Tommy Kahnle were activated by the New York Yankees ahead of their weekend series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
New York cleared three roster spots after a 1-0 loss at Seattle, optioning infielder-outfielders Oswaldo Cabrera and Franchy Cordero to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre along with left-hander Matt Krook.
Stanton, Donaldson and Kahnle all played in a rehab game for Double-A Somerset. Stanton was hitless in three at-bats in his first appearance since injuring his left hamstring on April 15.
Donaldson went 1 for 4 in his fourth rehab game as he comes back from a strained right hamstring originally sustained on April 5.
Kahnle pitched one inning, giving up one run and one hit and walking two. He has been out since spring training with right biceps tendinitis.
Aaron Boone said he wasn’t concerned about Stanton returning after playing in just one rehab game. He did say that Stanton likely will be a designated hitter for a couple of weeks after rejoining the Yankees.
New York is missing centerfielder Harrison Bader, who strained his right hamstring against the Mariners and went on the injured list the next day.
Left-hander Carlos Rodón, sidelined since spring training by a sore left forearm and an ailing back, was transferred to the 60-day injured list.